Annapolis Film Festival 2017

Enjoy a Variety of Feature and Documentary Films

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The Annapolis Film Festival features an impressive line up of independent feature, shorts and documentary films in downtown Annapolis. Moviegoers can stroll from venue to venue or catch a free City Circulator trolley. Special showcases will include films by and about the African-American, Jewish and LGBT experience, and the Student Showcase which will feature 12 shorts. Other film topics include sailing, comedies, veterans, mental health, global politics, world cinema and conversations with surprise industry guests. Countries represented include France, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Canada, the Central African Republic, and Chile and many other places in between. 

Opening Night at St. John’s Key Auditorium kicks off the Festival. Loews Annapolis Hotel will serve as Festival Central and O’Callaghan’s Hotel as the main venue for Panels and Workshops.  All venues seat a minimum of 225 people.   

Dates: March 30-April 2, 2017 

Festival Locations

2017 Film Festival Highlights

  • LBJ, the Rob Reiner-directed drama chronicling the life and times of the legendary and controversial Texan who would inherit the Presidency at one of the most fraught moments in American history, will be the Annapolis Film Festival’s Opening Night film Thursday, March 30 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
  • Signature AFF programs include the Friday night African-American Experience Showcase, Chasing Trane, a Denzel Washington-narrated documentary about the origins and worldwide impact of jazz titan John Coltrane. 
  • This year’s Environmental Showcase presents the documentary The Islands and the Whales, directed by Mike Day and featuring pioneering ambisonic sound design by George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound. 
  • Other film topics include our Jewish Experience showcase, sailing, the military, politics, food, the LGBTQ community, global issues, current events, and the fine arts.
  • An array of Shakespeare-inspired short film programs features titles such as All the World’s A Stage and Farewell, Fair Cruelty
  • There is also a Local Focus showcase of locally-produced short films and a program of top-tier student films. 

Tickets: Adult tickets are $12.50; senior and student tickets are $10.


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